Entries in Internal Revenue Service (8)
Bradley Birkenfeld, the former Swiss banker who became an IRS whistleblower and was awarded $104 million after serving a U.S. prison sentence, wants his probation to end early so he can move back to Europe.
A federal judge in Manhattan Friday authorized the Internal Revenue Service to issue summonses requiring Federal Express Corporation, DHL Express, United Parcel Service, Inc. and others to produce information about U.S. taxpayers who may be using the offshore services of Sovereign Management & Legal, Ltd to evade U.S. taxes.
A DOJ and IRS sting resulted in the arrests of two Caribbean-based bankers -- an American and a Canadian -- and their Canadian lawyer for conspiracy to launder money and hide the identities and assets of U.S. taxpayers.
The news today that former jailed banker Bradley Birkenfeld will be paid $104 million by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a whistleblower may be the biggest FCPA enforcement event of the year.